making wheel spacers

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Re: making wheel spacers

#16 Post by TimR » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:35 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:59 pm
oldmadbiker wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:39 pm
cheers all.....my old man used to have a lathe....im actually thinking of getting one..i have used one but that was about 35yrs ago in college...
what could possibly go wrong...
cheers all
Your hair could get caught it it , this happened to girl I knew . I've never been comfortable around wood and metal working machines. Band saws give me the fear just thinking about them .
nope common thing on a lathe is ...
chuck key embedding itself in the wall or ceiling where you forget to remove it
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

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Re: making wheel spacers

#17 Post by oldmadbiker » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:30 am

Your hair could get caught it it , this happened to girl I knew . I've never been comfortable around wood and metal working machines. Band saws give me the fear just thinking about them .
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well being bald means i dont have to worry about that...

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Re: making wheel spacers

#18 Post by fastbob » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:36 pm

oldmadbiker wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:30 am
Your hair could get caught it it , this happened to girl I knew . I've never been comfortable around wood and metal working machines. Band saws give me the fear just thinking about them .
well being bald means i dont have to worry about that...
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Ok well make sure you tuck your tie in then 👔😉

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Re: making wheel spacers

#19 Post by griptwister » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:16 am

I would say be very careful when considering using aluminium in your project. The strength of aluminium is very low compared to steel but there is another insidious problem with using aluminium if it is contact with other metals.

Aluminium is very reactive and when in contact with a dissimilar metal you might get galvanic action eating the aluminium away and in particular if there is any rubbing of the surface of the aluminium its protective oxide coating will be rubbed off accelerating this effect.

Alminium is one of those metals that is used as a sacrificial anode, it is eaten rapidly away by the galvanic action to reduce corrosion in the adjacent part.

Whatever you do with a project try to avoid using dissimilar metals for adjacent parts.

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Re: making wheel spacers

#20 Post by oldmadbiker » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 am

cheers for the info...sorted now but ill remeber that griptwister...
worked out a needed a 10mm spacer and found a couple online from other bikes...